University of Iowa

Advisory Council

The Iowa Reading Research Center Advisory Council advises and assists the IRRC through:

  • Representing stakeholder voices and perspectives in the area of literacy
  • Fostering collaboration between the Iowa Reading Research Center and the evaluation community
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends, research, and effective literacy practices
  • Identifying additional research needs and ways to apply research to practice in Iowa schools and communities
  • Reviewing and recommending projects and priorities to the Iowa Department of Education

Upcoming Meetings

December 19, 2019
May 5, 2020

Advisory Council By-Laws

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The advisory council is made up of representatives from the Iowa Department of Education, Local and Area Education Agencies, Iowa’s colleges and universities, and community organizations and family partners.

Advisory Council Members

Kate Connealy
Role: Accredited Nonpublic School | Advisory Committee Vice Chair
Katie Greving
Role: Community Partner and Parent
Lolli Haws
Role: Area Education Agency
Emily Hayden
Role: Institute of Higher Education
Erin Sale
Role: School District
Michael Scott
Role: Community-Based Nonprofit Organization
Deanna Stoube
Role: Institute of Higher Education
David Tilly
Role: Department of Education
Gabriel Twedt
Role: Organization Representing Reading and Literacy Teachers
Sarah Vander Zanden
Role: Institute of Higher Education
Corey Vorthmann
Role: Local Education Agency and Parent | Advisory Committee Chair
Shane Williams
Role: Area Education Agency
Ryan Wise
Role: Department of Education and Parent